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Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Announces Eighth Class of Mayors to Receive Executive Education Training

July 15, 2024

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative today announced the eighth class of mayors and senior municipal leaders from their cities who will participate in its yearlong professional management training program.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Makes Medical School Free at Johns Hopkins University for Majority of Students

July 8, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a new $1 billion gift to make medical school free at Johns Hopkins University for a majority of students, while also increasing financial aid for students at its schools of nursing, public health, and other graduate schools.

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Government Innovation

Governor Moore and Bloomberg Philanthropies Launch State Innovation Team to Reduce Child Poverty in Maryland

June 28, 2024

Governor Wes Moore and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a new partnership to promote public sector innovation in the State of Maryland. Together they will establish the first-ever Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported state Innovation Team.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Earthshot Prize Team Up at London Climate Action Week to Elevate and Empower Climate Innovators from Across the Globe

June 27, 2024

During London Climate Action Week, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Earthshot Prize held the first-ever Earthshot Prize Innovation Camp, connecting 50 inspiring climate innovators, representing six continents and 20 countries, with experts, investors, and business leaders to accelerate their transformative solutions and place them on a fast-track to scale.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies Taps 23 New Mayors to Join City Data Alliance, an International Consortium Advancing Municipal Data and AI Use to Improve Lives

June 27, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that 23 mayors from North America, South America, and the Caribbean will join the Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance.

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Arts

39 New Digital Guides for Paris-based Cultural Institutions Launch on the Bloomberg Connects App

June 27, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app, will host digital guides for 39 world-class French institutions, most of which are Paris-based, making their collections accessible to in-person visitors and audiences around the globe via mobile phones.

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Government Innovation

Results for America Awards Nine New Cities with Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for Exceptional Use of Data

June 17, 2024

Results for America announced nine new cities in the United States and Latin America have been awarded the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for establishing exceptional data capabilities to inform policy, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate programs, and engage residents.

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Public Health

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Inaugural Winners of Excellence in Road Safety Awards

June 12, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies recognized the National Road Safety Agency of Argentina; Secretariat of Mobility in Bogotá, Colombia; National Road Safety Observatory in Tunisia; and Pleiku City, Viet Nam as the inaugural winners of the Awards for Excellence in Road Safety for their work to identify and promote exemplary road safety efforts.

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Education

Large-Scale National Study Finds Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Summer Boost Initiative Significantly Accelerates Learning Recovery

June 11, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies unveiled positive findings from one of the largest and most comprehensive national studies assessing the effectiveness of summer learning in bridging post-pandemic learning gaps. The study highlights the pivotal role of Summer Boost — Bloomberg Philanthropies’ intensive summer learning initiative for rising first through ninth grade public charter school students — in accelerating learning across various regions and demographics.

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Education

Mayor Bowser and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce $9.5 Million Investment to Expand the Advanced Technical Center and Prepare More DC Students for Health Care Careers

June 7, 2024

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $9.5 million investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies that will support the District’s Advanced Technical Center (ATC) and help build more pathways to health care professions for high school students in Washington, DC.

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